Monday, March 29, 2010

Giveaway!


Books that accurately portray the Amish are hard to find, but I have found another one "Success Made Simple" written by Erik Wesner. 

In this book Erik has interviewed many Amish people and made many friends. Not only does he share the Amish views of the business world and how they successfully navigate it but he also shares many other facts about the Amish.

If anyone is curious and would like to learn more about the culture I would recommend reading this book. If you would like to have the chance to win a copy for your own leave a comment telling me what is your favorite thing about spring.

To be entered twice put a link to this giveaway on your blog. I will draw the winner on Saturday April 3rd using Random generator.

Due to regulations I have to add this fine print..... I am not being paid to have this giveaway. My only compensation is a warm happy feeling that comes from being able to do a giveaway.

114 comments:

  1. The warm weather, beautiful flowers, and being able to take Phoenix out and about without the scare of so many germs!
    I've got a post set up to go on tomorrow with a link!

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  2. I would love to win this, how delightful!!!
    I shall put this on my sidebar!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  3. The new farm baby animals, the flowers, and the warm sunshine.

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  4. Oh I would love a chance to win this wonderful book.
    I think my favorite thing about Spring would be~planting and getting my hands in the dirt. We plowed our garden up tonight~it smells so wonderful.
    Thank you for a chance to win!
    I will post your giveaway on my blog~
    Happy Easter~
    Carrie

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  5. I'd love to receive this give away! My favorite thing about spring are the wonderfully clean smelling air and the red bud trees.

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  6. I love the beautiful azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, and tulip trees as well as the scent of newly mown grass. The promise of new beginnings and fresh starts always energizes me.

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  7. Please enter me. My favorite thing about spring is daffodils, blooming trees, and baseball!

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  8. My favorite thing about spring is walking with bare feet through the grass, and hearing the sound of the frogs chirping at the lake in the evenings.
    I've loved reading your blog for quite some time now! It's such a blessing to me.
    -Lynell

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  9. Hello! I would love to win this book! My favorite thing about Spring is seeing all the beautiful daffodills pop up and getting inspired to go buy and plant herbs and vegetables!

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  10. Would love this book! My favorite thing about spring is warmer temperatures--let's me know my favorite season, summer, is right around the corner!

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  11. My favorite thing about Spring is watching my garden and beds come back to life. It still amazes me how plants can come back bigger and better every year from virtually nothing, especially hostas and phlox.

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  12. My favorite thing about spring is my tulips popping up! I would love to read this book, please count me in for this awesome giveaway.

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  13. Taking the kids out to play in the nice warm weather and sunshine!

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  14. How generous of you, dear! I would love to win this book.

    My favorite thing about Spring is that I can put away my earmuffs and longjohns and wear some bright colors to match the tulips and daffodils dancing in the gardens!

    Thank you,
    jeanettelevellie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. What a great giveaway! I love the Amish and their way of life.

    My favorite thing about spring would be the flowers and the sweet smell they woft in the air. We have daffadils up and down our driveway and the smell is sooo heavenly.

    Blessings

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  16. My favorite thing about spring is all the flowers blooming. They smell so wonderful. :)

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  17. I think it is great that you have found some books that accurately portray the Amish and what life is like.
    There is a made for TV movie that is coming on soon - or it may have already aired about the shooting in the Amish school a few years ago. I don't know if I want to watch. Have you heard of it? Just wondering.

    I love all the new flowers that spring brings and the beautiful "popcorn" on the trees!

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

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  18. My favorite thing about spring is the satisfaction of getting those peas planted.

    A close second is the new growth of grass and flowers - the start of the mowing season and flowerbed duty for my wife.

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  19. My favorite thing is getting my fingers into the dirt and working in the garden.

    It's so kind of you to do this giveaway.

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  20. My most favorite thing about Spring time is watching the flowers break through the earth and the grass come back to life. It is also a time when I watch my children explore their new surroundings and the environment. The fascination in their eyes is priceless and the "ewwww Mom, look, a bug!" comments crack me up! Yet, they will sit and stare at the bug for a long while, even though they think it is gross. :)

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  21. Count me in for the giveaway please. My favorite thing about Spring is the signs of new life in the Creator's masterpiece. It serves as a reminder of Christ's resurrection and the sacrifice that was made on that blessed day.

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  22. My favorite thing about spring is hearing the birds and that fresh new smell .Please include me in your give away i would love to read the book ,

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  23. daffodils, tulips, planting the vegetable garden, freshly mowed lawn, warm weather, not hot weather. oh sorry you said one, but i cannot choose!

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  24. My favorite thing about spring is the brooding thunderstorms and warm breezes! Please count me in for this giveaway twice as I will DEFINITELY put this on my blog!!
    Anna Marie

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  25. My favorite thing about spring...the rebirth of trees budding out, grass greening up, blooms of daffodils, dogwoods, hyacinths, tulips, etc. along with the spring breezes and gentle rain showers. Would love to win your give away. Just finished reading Amish Peace and now getting ready to start The Choice also written by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

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  26. I would love to play along! Looks like a good one to read. Throw my name in the hat, please.

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  27. Looks like a really cool book.
    My try....
    Spring is the season I love because it is the earth's assurance that she will give new life to us each year.
    Have a beautiful spring.

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  28. Looks like a great book!

    My favorite part of spring is being able to open the windows finally to freshen the house up from all the stale winter air, and being able to go outside to read on my back porch in the sunshine.

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  29. New to your blog but will definitely come on back to learn of your past and present. I love everything about spring but I think the warm of the bright sunshine after a long winter is the best.

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  30. I am so glad to have found your blog! I came by way of Carrie~Farming on Faith. I would love to win the book. I read Amish Grace last year (and so many books on the Amish) I will enjoy reading through your blog.
    I will put your Giveaway on my sidebar.
    Oh, and my favorite thing about Spring ~ There are sooo many. Baby animals, return of the hummingbirds, apple blossoms, the garden, longer days. Those are just a very few.
    Blessings!

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  31. My favorite thing about spring is definitely the DAFFODILS. They bring such happiness to my little beating heart.

    That book looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I've just popped over from Carrie's blog and would love a chance to win this book. I also look forward to reading through your blog. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter.

    Blessings Gail

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  33. I've just popped over from Carrie's blog and would love a chance to win this book. I also look forward to reading through your blog. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter.

    Blessings Gail

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  34. Please enter me ~ I'd love a chance to win this book. Thank you so much for hosting this give away!

    As for spring...I love the freshness of each bright morning, the green of all the new life budding and growing. It's a wonderful time of year.

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  35. How wonderful. Do count me in. The book seems like it would be a great read.

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  37. I am your newest 'follower' I love your blog and the memories you share with your readers.

    Our family climbs into the car and we take long Saturday drives across the countryside enjoying the greening of the meadows, streams dancing along the hillsides and the beautiful pastels of the flowers.

    I have posted a link to your blog with information on your generous giveaway.

    Take Care,
    Sherri Ann
    sherriannskeepingroom.blogspot.com

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  38. Spring is, for me, a new beginning. It's the season of new growth for trees and flowers....and it's also the season at Easter when I think about my spiritual growth.
    I'd love to enter your giveaway, please.

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  39. spring to me is the new beginning for the year...
    I love the change of colors from the grass getting greener to the buds becoming blooms, trees coming alive, the warm sunny days and just watching the nature do her thing.....
    I would love to read this book
    thanks
    Kathie

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  40. So are you saying that all those "Amish" books I have read aren't accurate??? GASP! They make it seem so lovely and simple. Don't take that away from me! LOL!!!

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  41. I love the flowering crab trees. They are the most beautiful part of spring!

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  42. For a second entry I have linked this giveaway on my blog:

    http://andheshalldirectmypaths.blogspot.com

    Happy Spring!

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  43. Sounds like an interesting book!

    I love spring as it represents "newness" of every kind!

    Alice

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  44. I love the warm weather and sunshine, especially after a long, cold winter!

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  45. This book would be a GREAT read!!
    I LOVE everything about spring especially dirty fingernails... because that means I have been out digging in the dirt!!!!
    HEather

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  46. Flowers, Flowers, Flowers, and more Flowers....oh and warm mornings...I love warm mornings so I can take my coffee out on the deck and enjoy all of Gods creation!

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  47. My favorite thing is daffodils - their sunny smiles that greet us no matter the weather.

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  48. My favorite things about spring are birds singing and trees and flowers blooming.

    The book looks like a wonderful read. Thanks for suggesting it.

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  49. The warmth and sunshine. I also love wearing flip-flops and busting out my summer clothes a bit early even though I live in MN and it isn't that warm! :)

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  50. My favorite thing about Spring is that we get to slam the door on the cold weather! That gives me great satisfaction!......
    jochickenlady@gmail.com

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  51. What I love about Spring...the warmer weather that causes flowers to bloom, baby chicks, planting seeds with the promise of a harvest later in the year, and longer days.

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  52. Warm weather, picking out plants for my flower pots, the beginnings of green grass and the knowledge that my crab apple trees will flower soon.

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  53. Hope I win...looks like a good book!

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  55. I would love to win this book. Please enter me in your drawing.

    Spring is like a renewing of the Spirit to me. We dust off all the winter cobwebs and welcome in the sunshine.

    I love adding fresh mulch to my flowerbeds. Seeing new buds on trees excites me to no end. I love the smell of spring and all that it brings. The colors are magnificent and the sunshine just makes a body feel good.

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  56. Thank you so much for this offer! I'm glad you found your beautiful blog - not just for the book offer - but for the great entries. I hope you will visit my blog when you get a chance.

    My favorite thing(s) about Spring is the emerging color & the return of the song birds.

    Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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  57. The smell! I love the smell of spring. Its all sunshine and new stuff and clean and fresh and glorious!
    Thank you for such a nice giveaway!

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  58. This would be a great book. I have read many "fiction" Amish books and am interested in their lifestyle and strong work ethic.

    My favorite part of spring is many things...hanging clothes on the line, watching my flower bulbs come up, butterflies coming back to the yard, being outside...can't name just one!

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  59. Count me in, please. :) I'm a fan of Erik's site...

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  60. forgot to say what my favorite part of spring is- the freshening up and reawakening after winter!

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  61. My favorite part of spring is the renewal after the earth's sleep, everything waking up and beautifying the earth again :)

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  62. Spring! what i like is the warmer weather, the life leaping into the garden, It is a renewal of all things, and it happens every 12 months :0)
    Yes I would love to go in the draw

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  63. Hi...I live in New Zealand so not sure if my comment would apply but I
    LOVE reading about the amish...love their life-style!

    What a blessing it would be to recieve this book...GOD BLESS YOU!

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  64. I forgot to say what my favourite part of spring is!

    I love new life...buds and blossoms on trees, lambs with their little tails waggling as they suckle from their mother and the excitement of warming days!

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  65. OH PICK ME! ~smile~ My very favorite thing about spring is the same as fall~PERFECT TEMPERATURES!!!! You know how the Psalms say that nature reveals the glory of God? Well, in the spring I wanna get out and experience it all! Sadly that wanes in winter and summer.... (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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  66. I have happiness at giving things away too! And this book sounds great.
    My favorite thing about spring is opening the windows and letting that fresh air in:)

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  67. My favorite part of spring is the smell of fresh plowed dirt.
    Regina

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  68. My favorite thing about spring is the newness of life...the budding flowers and trees,as well as the fresh air!!! :)


    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

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  69. I love the colors...the grass is getting greener everyday, some flowers are up, the sun is finally out more and it's warming up!

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  70. I would love to receive this book! I got your link from Marmee's Pantry. My favorite thing about Spring is the smell when you get to open your windows for the first time:)

    Cara

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  71. My favorite thing about spring is that in some 200 days I'll have my winter back. Sorry I love fall and winter not a fan of spring or summer.
    Holly

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  72. One of my favorite things about spring is the feeling of a "new beginning." It's the Promise seen, evidenced in the flowering of bulbs planted in faith that they'd bloom :-)

    Jean

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  73. I would find this book most interesting....I love Spring for all the new life that is blooming...its like God's creation is celebrating new life all around us....it is truly my most favorite season...blessings

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  74. Spring? Oh my!! Lots of things! Being able to go barefoot! Hang laundry out in the warm sunshine on a windy day. Pick flowers with my little girl. Go dig around in the garden. And more.... too numerous to count.

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  75. The very best things about spring are the smells! New blooms, breezes and warmed garden dirt! Marmee's Pantry led me here. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway!

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  76. I love seeing grass again! LOL

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  77. I enjoy spring because of the green grass and cherry blossoms against the dark bark of the tree limbs. This has to be the best palette on earth.

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  78. I love spring because we can open up the windows and enjoy the smells and the breezes. I will post this on my blog: http://www.xanga.com/wewinnow

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  79. I love being able to plant in the garden!!!

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  80. I love the warmer weather that allows the girls to play outside more and us all working in the garden.

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  81. I linked this giveaway on one of my blogs!

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  82. I love the longer days and warmer weather - more time to garden in the evenings!

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  83. My favorite part of spring is when the redbuds bloom. Fantastic!

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  84. My favorite part of spring? Well, for me things get harder in the spring. More work to do! So, I guess my favorite thing is that it makes my wife happy. She loves the warm weather and being able to get out of the house more.

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  85. My favorite part of spring? Well, for me things get harder in the spring. More work to do! So, I guess my favorite thing is that it makes my wife happy. She loves the warm weather and being able to get out of the house more.

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  86. What a fascinating sounding book!

    Thanks for the cool giveaway.

    My favorite thing about spring is the gardens!

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  87. I would love to read the book! My favorite thing about spring...tulips and tree blossoms.

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  88. My favorite thing about Spring is the warm breezes blowing. I love to have my patio door open and my front dore open. Then I get a wonderful cross breeze. I can hear my windchimes on my porch making music created by God and the wonderful songbirds singing. What wonders He did create.

    There is also the joy of all the snow being gone. :-) By the time Spring arrives I am more than ready. Theres beautiful flowers God created and the green grass starts to wak up. And the joy's of starting new plants in my small green house.

    Can you tell I simply love Spring? I believe Spring and Fall are my favorite times of year.

    I am not sure how to post a link to my blog but I will certainly try
    !

    Gods blessings to each of you.
    Debbie Feavel

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  89. I published a link to your book give away on both of my blogs.

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  90. Walking and seeing God's creation as spring begins:)

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  91. Just wanted to say, thanks for all the interest in my book! And btw this is one of my favorite blogs! :)

    Erik Wesner
    amishbusinessbook.com

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  92. My favorite thing about spring: seeing the earth unfolding and opening up from Winter. I love all the flowers and beautiful plants that come alive!

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  93. G'morn Joyful ~ I would LOVE this book. TY for accepting me in your giveaway.

    I so enjoy your visits, TY

    Happy blessed Easter!
    Hugs, Marydon

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  94. Hello, if you knew as I am satisfied to be finally able to speak for one person who knows Amish, I read many books(pounds) on them but you were there! What a luck(chance) I am very happy to know you! I hope I can have a dialogue with you! It would be one reality enjoyment for me
    Sincere best regards
    Marylin of FRANCE

    http://poussy-stiches-my-love.over-blog.com

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  95. Oh as I am sorry that he(it) have no translator of language(tongue) on your blog there I can read everything! It's a pity
    Friendship
    Mary

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  96. I have so many favorite things about springs - right now it is being able to bury my bare feet into the cool, damp soil. Love it!

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  97. Count me in for the book! Thank you. :)

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  98. It's gotta be my bloomers...ya know, the flowers. Heehehe! I sure could use a good summer read...hint..hint! LOL

    God bless and have the best day!!!

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  99. The fresh blooms, fuzzy trees and light! Lots of day light!!!!

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  100. I love going to the beach with my family:)

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  101. My favorite thing about spring is new life and growing things. I feel like its always a new chance. Like the Bible verse that says each day he gives us new mercies.
    blessings,
    debbieo

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  102. I'd love to be entered into the contest. Spring ... ah ... opening the windows and letting the fresh air and the sounds of the chirping birds in ... can't beat it!

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  103. Ooooo...please enter me for a chance to win this intriguing book! I love reading about the Amish & Mennonites.
    As far as harbingers of Spring - we have a pair of mockingbirds that come back to our home every year - when they arrive I KNOW Spring is making it's debut. I am so thankful for Mr. Mockingbird's lovely songs!
    Smiles, DianeM :)

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  104. My favorite thing about spring is the smell of rain on a newly mowed lawn. someone should bottle that smell honestly.

    http://christinashappylittleblog.blogspot.com

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  105. My favorite thing about spring is the weather. We live in the desert and although our summers are quite hot, our springs are wonderful.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  106. Spring is such a special time. It is time to enjoy the last of the cooler weather before the hot and humid summer stifles us. We have many picnics and family times and say goodbye to the pleasant weather.

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  107. I love to win this book, i love to read about the Amish and your blog.

    Blessings,
    Hennie Schuter from the Netherlands

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  108. Opening the windows after a long Iowa winter. No candle, spray, basket of potpouri can beat the scent of a home with every window opened on a spring day. I live on top of a hill, so the air just flows through!

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  109. oh, if it's not too late, please put my name in the drawing. I would love to read this book. I found your blog through "The French Bear" blog ;)

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  110. How do the Amish earn a living? That is an interesting question. Further, what can we learn from it? I would love to read their blue print for success in these hard economics times.

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  111. My favorite thing about spring are the flowers.
    ciao ciao Linda

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Thank you so much for taking time to comment. I love hearing your thoughts.